Trumpism Highlights

Trump suggests the US should 'Delay the Election' — something he does not have the power to do
  • Despite not having the authority to do so, President Donald Trump floated the idea of delaying the November election Thursday morning on Twitter.
  • "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted.
  • "It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"
  • Trump can't cancel or postpone the election over the coronavirus, since only an act of Congress could change the federal statute to shift the dates prescribed for when states appoint their electors.

Trump campaign rallies have racked up nearly $2 million in unpaid police bills even as Pence headlines a 'Cops for Trump' event Thursday
  • 'I fully expect them to stiff Greensburg and Westmoreland County taxpayers with the bill for this rally,' a Pennsylvania state representative said of the Trump campaign.
  • Trump's campaign has refused to pay at least $1.82 million worth of bills sent to it by numerous municipal governments in connection with political rallies. The campaign says it's under no legal obligation to pay.
  • Trump regularly presents himself as the president of 'law and order' and a strong supporter of police.

Trump is trying to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election because he's out of options and worried he'll lose
  • With his polling numbers in the gutter, President Donald Trump is clearly panicking over his reelection prospects and attempting to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
  • Trump has repeatedly spread false information on mail-in voting, making unsubstantiated assertions that it leads to widespread fraud. On Thursday, he suggested delaying Election Day, which he can't legally do.
  • The push for increased access to mail-in voting among Democrats is linked to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic as the virus continues to surge across the US.
  • Trump botched his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is a large part of the reason his approval rating is plummeting. The president is now maligning a form of voting that could help mitigate the spread of the virus.
  • The president is mirroring the tactics of dictators and raising serious concerns he will contest the election results if he loses.

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.